Costa Rica Murder/Homicide Rate 1990-2022

Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Intentional homicide does not include all intentional killing; the difference is usually in the organization of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas killing in armed conflict is usually committed by fairly cohesive groups of up to several hundred members and is thus usually excluded.
  • Costa Rica murder/homicide rate for 2020 was 11.19, a 0.32% increase from 2019.
  • Costa Rica murder/homicide rate for 2019 was 11.15, a 4.68% decline from 2018.
  • Costa Rica murder/homicide rate for 2018 was 11.70, a 3.95% decline from 2017.
  • Costa Rica murder/homicide rate for 2017 was 12.18, a 3.26% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Per 100K Population
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Colombia 22.64
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Dominica 20.84
Guyana 19.96
Guatemala 17.47
Grenada 12.44
Namibia 11.92
Costa Rica 11.19
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Dominican Republic 8.86
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Armenia 1.75
Romania 1.46
Algeria 1.32
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Costa Rica Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2020 11.19 0.32%
2019 11.15 -4.68%
2018 11.70 -3.95%
2017 12.18 3.26%
2016 11.80 2.68%
2015 11.49 15.51%
2014 9.95 14.77%
2013 8.67 -0.17%
2012 8.68 -15.14%
2011 10.23 -11.14%
2010 11.51 -0.86%
2009 11.61 1.23%
2008 11.47 36.93%
2007 8.38 3.72%
2006 8.08 3.33%
2005 7.82 17.96%
2004 6.63 -8.02%
2003 7.20 14.52%
2002 6.29 -1.25%
2001 6.37 1.38%
2000 6.28 -0.34%
1999 6.31 7.08%
1998 5.89 4.28%
1997 5.65 8.53%
1996 5.20 0.26%
1995 5.19 -1.37%
1994 5.26 10.91%
1993 4.74 -2.54%
1992 4.87 18.10%
1991 4.12 -7.49%
1990 4.46 -7.49%